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Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic Literatures

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Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled. 

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Asian Diasporic Literatures

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing at Emerson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Diasporic literatures. The appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Asian Diasporic literature (East and South Asian, Asian American and Asian British studies cultures, languages and literatures) or a related field, experience teaching literature at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity. Desired secondary areas of interest include: critical race theory, contemporary literature taught in translation, global and transnational studies, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, settler colonial studies, or Asian literatures and literary traditions. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses on the traditions, histories, and theories of Asian Diasporic literatures. The candidate may also teach literary foundations and courses fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first-year seminar. Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students may be part of the teaching duties. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach literature in an online MFA program is desirable. In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled. 

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Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number FY17/180130FAC
Open Date 08/23/2018

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names and Contact Information for Three References
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